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Critical Security Flaw in Windows Operating Systems


Windows 10 has a new security flaw,  :whistle: and it’s already being exploited in the wild. You could be infected with malware just from downloading a file, as File Explorer will automatically open the file and preview it. Windows 7 has the same problem.

The flaw affects all versions of Windows in active use: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, and various versions of Windows Server. (Of course, if you’re using Windows 7 and aren’t paying for extended security updates, you won’t get a security patch.)

Microsoft is working on a fix and expects it to be available on the next Patch Tuesday - that is, April 14, 2020.

Until then, an explanation of how to use a workaround that will protect your PCs from the security flaw is on the Arboleas Home Watch website in the Computer Advice and Alerts section.

Don't do it folks.  It make posting photos a nightmare!!!  Now to try to find out how to undo it  :angry:

If you need to see a thumbnail of your images in Explorer because for instance you don't know it's name or you don't have image software then go to View / Options / Change folder and search options / View tab / untick Always show icons never thumbnails.

Then turn it on again after you've finished until the update arrives mid-April  :tiphat:

Thanks but I would end up doing that at least 10 times a day


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